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Job Details

Senior Electrical Bridge Engineer 6

Company name
Washington State Department of Transportation

7,952.67 - $10,694.25

Belltown, WA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Government

Posted on
Jan 05, 2021

Valid Through
Apr 20, 2021

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Supplemental Questions

The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County.


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

Washington State Ferries (WSF), a division of WSDOT, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries nearly 25 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. The WSF system is an essential part of Washington's transportation network, linking communities on both sides of Puget Sound with the San Juan Islands and internationally to Sidney, British Columbia. WSF has more than 1,800 employees throughout the Puget Sound region on vessels, in terminals, at the Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility and at the headquarters facility in Seattle.

The Opportunity

WSF is currently seeking a senior lead electrical engineer /inspector for the terminal engineering group. This position provides designs of electrical and control systems in support of terminal engineering projects, and electrical support for construction projects. This position also conducts electrical inspections of terminal facilities and prepares detailed comprehensive reports of findings.

What to Expect

This position performs design work and manages consultant electrical engineers. Possesses in depth knowledge of ferry terminal electrical systems and serves as in-house subject matter expert. As a registered professional engineer, performs professional engineering work which constitutes the practice of engineering as defined by RCW 18.43

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you/the Senior Electrical Engineer will:

Work as a project engineer for movable bridges and electrical engineering duties throughout the WSF; perform quality assurance reviews for ferry terminal and movable bridge projects. Perform detailed electrical and control system designs of movable bridges, and other fixed bridges as they attach to movable bridges. Receive and implement engineering direction from department supervisor. Supervise consultant engineers for projects and department administration. Provide detailed technical direction for the preparation of Contract documents. Develop drawings and design details for ferry terminal electrical systems. Utilize electrical engineering software and write design worksheets utilizing spreadsheet software. Inspect existing terminals and determine need for repairs and maintenance. Prepare reports summarizing facility conditions and recommending necessary work. Review and approve contractor shop drawings and other contractor submittals.


To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required

Bachelor’s degree of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent Registration as a Profession Engineer, Electrical in the State of Washington Valid Driver’s License

It is preferred

that qualified candidates also have:

Working knowledge of control system, power distribution system, and lighting system design Working knowledge of NEC requirements


Work-Life Balance

– We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.

Paid Leave

– In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year! Plan For Your Future

– WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits

for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date. An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role. Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may

contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Renee Mason, at Please be sure to reference 20DOT-WSF-90902 in the subject line.

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Washington State Department of Transportation
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